Healthy Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I had a hankering for a hearty grilled cheese sandwich the other day. Grilled cheese is probably one of my most favorite comfort foods, but I grew up on the fake butter, white bread and cheese-slice-in-a-plastic-wrap kind.

I wanted to see if I could come up with a healthy verision that still fit the bill.

I bought some fresh basil the other day because I wanted to put them in my scrambled eggs, so I still had some of that on hand. I also had some fresh baby argula, tomatoes, bacon and two different types of cheese and I figured all that combined might make a great grilled cheese sandwich.

And, boy did it!

I used sprouted spelt bread. Now, I know the bread can make or break a grilled cheese, but to make it as healthy and digestible as it can be, a soaked/sprouted flour type of bread is best.

I used a big helping of grass fed butter.

I use raw cheddar cheese and Thomasville Tomme from a local farm.

Then I added bacon, basil, argula and tomatoes. I added  a little sea salt to the tomato.

And voila! A hearty and healthy, and most importantly a satisfying, grilled cheese sandwich!

Healthy Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Check out a few more hearty and creative grilled cheese sandwich ideas here, here and here.  And this one from Holistic Kid is great, she is made a different grilled cheese than me, but our idea about what are healthy ingredients are the same!

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  • Cassie
    March 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    thanks for mentioning my avocado grilled cheese. it is seriously one of my favorite lunches!

    • Stephanie
      March 28, 2012 at 1:30 PM

      my pleasure! it looks delicious!

  • Mishelle
    March 28, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    I just finished a grilled cheese with tomato and I was thinking this needs basil! I ate avocado on the side, now I wish I had put in on there 🙁 I think grilled cheese is my favorite lunch. period.

  • Sandy H
    March 28, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Darn it! Now I want a grilled cheese…

  • Kendra
    March 28, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Looks delicious! Is it lunch time yet???

  • Tanya
    March 28, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    wow, that looks delicious and so colorful healthy! thanks for sharing:)

  • Amy @ All In A Day
    March 29, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    Ummm….YUMMY! It’s so weird because I’ve had a thing for grilled cheese lately! I have to say, the clubhouse makes a mean grilled cheese too! xoxo